All the Way Home

The Yorkshire Times, 9 April 2019

Literary correspondent, Steve Whitaker, writes an in-depth, highly appreciative review of All the Way Home, an illustrated sequence of World War I poems, (Smith|Doorstop 2019)

"The poems reflect a transition: the passing of one life into another, the infusion of one with the memory of the other, the desperate hope bound up with halcyon, embellished thoughts of home. And it is to Jane Clarke's huge credit that her 'pictures' are uncannily persuasive; her evocation of a lost time yield recognition in a synaesthesia of the senses - close observation of plants, flowers and pastures wrap existential longing in the focused narcosis of the moment."

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